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    stainless steel brake line install question

    This is my 97 RT, just a straight banjo: Mine is a 97 with Brembos, whereas Bud's are the BMW-logoed units on a 2004 RT. Probably different mounting than mine.
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  4. taylor1

    stainless steel brake line install question

    Mine looks just like the Montana Bud's on my RT. About 5 years with no problems , but always knew it wasn't quite right. Will keep a close eye on this and see what Speigler does. Always thought it was just me.
  5. Paul De

    How to Improve Passenger Comfort?

    Oh yeah and keep her away from getting too neat the land yacht class bikes as the RT will be put in end up in the cross hairs!
  6. Skywagon

    How to Improve Passenger Comfort?

    When I had my 1150RT I added a drivers backrest. It gave her a little bit of a place to hold on.
  7. Paul De

    How to Improve Passenger Comfort?

    If your wife wants a place to actually grab onto one solution was something my wife bought years ago when my she was just getting comfortable riding with. She had bought a waist belt for me that had built in grab straps. It was sort of like the old school kidney belt with grab straps on the sides. I obliged her until she overcame the anxiety of not being able to hold on tight to me. Thankfully, that "corset" is lost in deep storage somewhere . Other comfort adds were an aftermarket saddle, upgraded top case pad, and a slightly taller windscreen that helped extend the calm air envelope to reduce buffeting at the pillion position. I think by getting her into the calm air pocket allowed her to overcome her need to really hold on tight.
  8. Skywagon

    Experience experimenting with oil

    Hey Alex... What bike is your friends and how many miles versus yours? On my RT it has become noticeably smoother as the miles are added. When it was new and probably for the first 12k it felt like the BMW of old...shifted in the lowest gears like a Massey Ferguson. Now that I am in the 20's it is really smooth to me...at least by BMW standards. I rarely experience any clunking. The only thing I've changed on purpose is at the speeds I downshift in the lower gears. From 3-2-1 I shift at much slower speed than I have most of my life. I shift at a speed where there is very little engine braking and it really has all but eliminated the clunking. Curious your experience.
  9. FEBUTT

    Update on final drive

    Hey Folks, years ago I rode an RT1200--in the days of final drive failures. I'm getting the itch to get back into BMW's and wondering if this issue has been resolved. I quit riding them because I feared taking a trip and having to deal with this issue. Your thoughts are appreciated.
  10. PAS

    How to Improve Passenger Comfort?

    My wife appreciated the sheepskin seat pads on the R1150RT. (check classified if interested, bike was sold)
  11. In, but not sure where we'll be living then...in for full pull. John/Ruth
  12. ESokoloff

    need light for night work

    I'm done with AAA battery powered flashlights. The 18650 Ll-ion battery is the way to go in my opinion. Im quite pleased with my Nitecore HC60 it has a voltage level indicator so you know when to recharge. I unscrew the battery cap just a tast when done using to make sure it doesn't acidently get turn on (it lives in my tank bag). I also have their P12GT along with a US made holster that I use for work. Both lights have selectable output. Nitecore is pricy but the only issue I've had was on the battery's + tip compressing & not making proper contact (due to the polarity gard). A blob of solder added to the tip fixed that. I tend to drop the flashlight from time to time so I take responsibility for this issue.
  13. Walterboro, SC. Will ship Continental United States for asking price. My wife said that she would let me buy the new RT but I had to sell all my bikes. This is the second one being listed for sale. It is an impeccably maintained 2011 BMW R1200GSA with 60,000 miles (12k service completed this week). Full service records available as an excel file. New aftermarket driveshaft from Beemer Shop at 55,550 miles (proactive). Wilburs ESA shocks and springs from Wheels and Wings at 28,035 miles (proactive). Upgraded the timing chain tensioner at 21,106 miles (proactive). Replaced fuel pump assembly at 40,705 miles (repair). Bob's BMW replaced clutch at 31,709 miles (repair oil leak contaminated). It has: Sadelman Heated seat (controller not connected). Original seat is available. Black Dog Cycle Works bash plate and center stand plate. Jesse Luggage Odessy bags. Kicker side stand (can be custom set to length each time deployed). Bar risers. Featured in May/June 2019 Motorcyclist Magazine Also available for additional cost are a spare set of spoked wheels with knobbie tires and rotors. A set of MoskoMoto bags with Jesse Luggage adapter plates.
  14. Image: A Kawasaki Italia spokesperson has let slip that Team Green are about to release a new W800 retro-styled machine, possibly a scrambler View the full article
  15. I got both of my MAC updated to Catalina. There are going to be devices that is not yet compatible with this new update. My scaner Epson and one of my HP printer is also on the same boat. My other HP officejet is ok. They still don't have a software that is compatible with Catalina. I do recommend waiting a couple of months before you make the transition. Give them time to update.
  16. alexp

    Experience experimenting with oil

    No I didn't . He told me that his bike runs much better with that oil and I did ride his bike for two days and did notice a big difference!
  17. fatbob

    How to Improve Passenger Comfort?

    A K1200LT is the best solution, but that does bring its own set of problems! I have an ‘03 RT and an ‘01 LT. MY wife only wants to ride on the LT. A Russell seat for your pillion would help tremendously. You would enjoy a Russell yourself.
  18. Indy Dave

    October 2019 SECFF Lunch

    I'm not so sure you're giving credit to the correct organizer for the Jinx!
  19. This is the 28 liter BMW case that fits all RT's/GT's from 2005 forward. Other models too but I'm not sure which one's, check your rack and if it looks like the RT, it will work. Almost new but I did put a boot mark on it. I sprayed the roundel with Plastidip, will peel off if you want. The box is big so shipping will be spendy, I'll split it with you but cap your share at $30. Comes with key! Having the key is a big deal, an internet search will explain. $350 + the $30 for shipping. PayPal please. Pick up in N. Illinois for $325 cash. (The 49 liter case in the background is also for sale. I'm on the road using it and will post a proper ad when I get home. If interested in that one PM me and we'll work something out. Comes with key!)
  20. Mike & DyAnne, Phil, John, Dan & Michelle, Rob & Susan, Randy and randy - Woo Hoo! Great to have you all with us in Newport! As of Oct. 17th:
  21. Hi Brad - and WELCOME! We'd love to have you join us, here's some basic info about S.T.A.R.T. & F.A.R.T. These events tend to be loosely structured, allowing riders to make their own way, on their own schedule. There are a few 'constants', however. 1) At the end of the day, the hotel parking lot becomes a social gathering with riders sharing their version of the day's ride and other stories, often while sampling adult beverages. There is a enthusiastic Bourbon contingent and allegedly we have some home distillers in our midst. One provides their own refreshments - but plenty of sharing takes place.. 2) Our newest tradition is Endobob's Pizza Extravaganza on Thursday night. This happens at the hotel and compliments item 1 above. The cost is whatever the pizza itself costs. 3) Friday night we have a group meal together - this is either at a restaurant within walking distance of the host hotel or we have a catered meal. Details for the meal are announced about a month before the event. 4) There's no event fee or charges, other than for the pizza/meal referred to above. 5) Keep an eye on this thread, as the event gets closer, additional announcements will be posted in the thread AND anything important will also be added to the first post in the thread. I'll update the 'attending list' regularly always on the first post, and randomly in the thread itself as well. You are more than welcome to join us - we'd love to have you! Feel free to join us on whatever day works into your schedule. It's worth noting that we do not organize any 'group' rides! Kinsley will provide several GPS routes of differing lengths that start at the hotel and include a lunch stop and return options of differing distances. Some riders ride alone, some in very small groups and some in small groups. Finding a group to ride with is easily done - generally during the parking lot social the night before or early the next morning. Some leave at the crack of dawn, most leave at more normal hours and still others need their beauty sleep - so there's something for everyone. These routes are famously outstanding! They will be released about a month before the event. Others may chime in with some more insight or to add on something I've left out. Please let us know if you have any questions - we all will look forward to meeting you in Newport!
  22. Bernie

    October 2019 SECFF Lunch

    Yes, I realized that, as soon as I hit send. I really should be leaving weather forecasts to Terry. He really is much better at it. As for me, the weather doesn’t bother me. I have been to several of these events in pouring rain. The last two times we had such heavy rain in the forecast, the turn out was two to four riders. A lot of guys enjoy the ride and the restaurant in Metter and would like attend the lunch without having to ride the whole day in rain. Sorry Guys!
  23. I will be attending Apr 22-26th. Your great planning keeps me coming back
  24. joeyjamb

    R1150RT 2003 Broke Down won't start

    I had the same issue a couple years ago. As dirtrider suggested it was in the fuel tank but in my case the pump died. I was able to confirm it was a lack of fuel by spraying starter fluid in the airbox while cranking and it fired up for a few seconds. A continuity test at the pump confirmed it was the pump. I replaced the hoses with the ones from beemer boneyard along with the new pump. I also got rid of the charcoal canister because I suspect it killed the pump. Best of luck.
  25. 60Aviator

    October 2019 SECFF Lunch

    You jinxed it!
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